The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 46 – Pen Names

Using a pen name.

Should an author do it? What are the pros and cons of not using your real name as an author? The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda sort it all out with their own experiences and what they’ve seen with their own two eyes. 

Perhaps someday they’ll collaborate as Armand Buda or Chuck Rosamilia and no one will ever know it was them.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 45 – Plotters Vs. Pantsers

Plotters Vs. Pansters. The age-old debate. 

What are they?

Definition stolen from Chuck Wendig, a reformed pantser: “If you aren’t familiar with the definition ? a “pantser” writes without doing outlines or other prep-work, while a “plotter” tends to outline and perform other preliminary planning efforts before diving into the book. Good? Golden”

What does this have to do with The Mando Method Podcast and co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda? 

Besides a gratuitous mentioning Chuck Wendig in our description, it has to do with the way they both write. 

Where do you stand on this hot-button issue?

Listen in and choose your side.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 44 – Lessons Learned

Even if you’re out of school you’re still learning stuff. Things. Lessons and such.

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda discuss what they’ve learned so far since the podcast began, or what they think they’ve learned. 

Let’s face it, these two are hard to teach. Am I right?

Erin Sweet Al-Mahairi and her Marketing Morsels segment will be back soon… just as soon as we find her, lost in the wilds of the Alps with her Yeti.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 43 – Halfway Inventory

We’re halfway there… oh, oh… 

You know the rest. 

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda chat about their plans for the second half of 2017. What books will they write? How will they change their focus? How much food can these two actually eat?

Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi and her Marketing Morsels is on a break this week while Erin vacations with her Yeti boyfriend. Yes, she fell off the wagon and went back to him… 

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 42 – Chuck’s Revelation

Chuck has a secret he’s been meaning to share with the listeners of The Mando Method Podcast. 

Join Chuck and his co-host Armand Rosamilia as they break it down, rip it out and ram it up… er, something like that. 

Then, Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi talks marketing poetry in her Marketing Morsels segment. 

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 41 – Slave To The Grind

Slave to the grind.

Not only a great Skid Row album but what The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda are talking about this week. 

Some harsh realities of being a full-time author are explained as well as what it means for an author to have ‘made it’ and making a living’ as an author and other stuff in quotes. 

Then, Marketing Morsel’s Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi chats does some shout-outs and tie-ins during her segment as well as other cool stuff you don’t want to miss.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 40 – Blog Tours

Blog Tours.

Banding together with other authors to help spread the word about all of your books. Collectively, does it help you to reach new readers or do you get buried in the pack and no one cares about you?

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda tackle blog tours, right in the middle of them both being involved in the Summer of Zombie blog tour. 

Then, Marketing Morsels host Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi gives us the scoop on short story and magazine markets. 

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 39 – Making A Living

As an author, what is your version of making a living off of your writing? 

Is it a goal to be a full-time author or is it just a part of your work? 

Could you quit your job right now and write full-time? Could you do it mentally?

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda tell their own stories, ramble about things that have nothing to do with the topic, and generally kill an hour instead of writing and furthering their own careers. 

Then, Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi has some tough love for the authors out there, so get ready to be schooled!

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 38 – Chuck’s Lull

Poor Chuck Buda. 

As co-host of The Mando Method Podcast, along with fellow co-host Armand Rosamilia, Chuck has plenty of resources at his fingertips. New ways of thinking about writing and working. Lots of inspiration from listeners and talking shop about the craft. 

But he’s been in a funk lately. Listen in as an author does what all authors do… complains and/or whines about not being able to write. 

There’s a lot more to it, so you’ll need to listen. Seriously. 

Then, Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi jumps in to chat about review sites during her Marketing Morsels segment. You don’t want to miss this one. Again… seriously. 

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 37 – Amazon Advertising

Amazon Marketing Ads.

Some writers swear by them. Others have had no luck using them to sell books. Where do The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda stand? Listen to find out!

Then Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi fills authors in on what not to do in her Marketing Morsels segment.

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 36 – Formatting

Formatting Your Books.

One of the oft-overlooked parts to the complete author package, and one of the final steps to turn on or off a reader. 

Once again The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda wander in and around the topic, offering their own insights into formatting your ebook and print books. 

But wait… that’s not all!

Back from her extended vacation in the Bohemian wilderness, Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi returns with a brand new Marketing Morsels!

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 35 – Amazon Descriptions

Amazon Descriptions and Blurbs for Print Books.

Two areas that are tied in together but befuddle even the best of us. Is your description and/or blurb too long? Too short? Just right? Keyword rich or confusing?

The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda probably don’t have the right answer but they have some ideas about the things they’ve done and what they’ll do in the future when it comes to Amazon descriptions and print book back cover blurbs.

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